Monterey Herald Guild members approved a new contract on Wednesday.  Pictured from left: Ana Ceballos, David Royal, Dennis Taylor, James Herrera, Tommy Wright, Phil Molnar (Unit Chair), Julie Reynolds, and Claudia Melendez.

Monterey Herald unit calls for across-the-board increases

Your Guild bargaining committee opened negotiations for a new contract with The Herald on Thursday, calling on management to do what it hasn’t done in six years: grant across-the-board pay increases to our members. Our contract with The Herald expires September 30.  If we bargain past the expiration date, the …

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Bay Area News Group unit minces no words: raises for all

Your Guild bargaining committee members initiated negotiations with management Wednesday. Committee members pushed your one priority: raises for all. We proposed a cost-of-living increase of 2.3% plus an additional 2% – across the board – and an IRS mileage reimbursement rate for a one-year term.

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Mercury News unit kicks off talks with one demand: more pay

Your San Jose unit bargaining committee met today with Company management for the first in our latest round of contract talks. Our current contract expires Sept. 30, and these talks come very quickly after our last round of bargaining.

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SF Labor Council echoes Guild call for open meetings of state bodies

Echoing the Pacific Media Workers Guild, the San Francisco Labor Council is calling on the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers Compensation and the state Department of Industrial Relations to abide by the open-meeting law governing state policy bodies.

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Testimony concludes in Tribune-Herald severance pay arbitration

A two-day arbitration hearing concluded in Hilo Thursday that will determine whether full-time employees offered jobs by OPI in December will be paid severance because they were fired and forced to reapply under new terms of employment. An estimated $180,000 in total severance pay is at stake in the case.  …

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Newly organized language teachers launch contract talks

Language Teachers United met on Friday with St Giles Management to begin collective bargaining.

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Guild victory for ASLIU workers!

Two former Purple Communications employees have settled with the Company following an NLRB action for their wrongful discharge. The two video relay interpreters had been working at the Long Beach center during a union organizing drive by Pacific Media Workers Guild and Communications Workers of America. Purple had claimed the …

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Hawaii Tribune Herald proposal “fundamentally intrusive.”

Our contract negotiations with OPI were sidetracked Wednesday when, more than four months into negotiations, the company presented an invasive proposal that would require drug-testing of all Hawaii Tribune-Herald employees without cause and allow the company to search any employee’s vehicle parked on company premises. OPI representatives said the proposal …

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Fresno Bee copy editors “move” to Sac Bee

McClatchy Company has consolidated the editorial production of eight of its papers today with the virtual move of Fresno copy editors to the Sacramento headquarters.  This consolidation includes the Sacramento Bee, Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee, the Merced Sun-Star and four weeklies. The “move’ affects eleven hourly employees at the Fresno …

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BANG members ratify contract extension

BANG Guild members voted today to ratify an agreement with management that extends our contract through September 30, 2015.

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